Excerpt: Midway hopes to breathe a new 3D live into the original Spy Hunter after an 18 year hiatus, but will it be able to do so without being insulting like other 3D sequels (*Cough* Castlevania 64 *Cough*)? Midway games have fallen somewhere between mediocre and lackluster lately (*Cough* Arctic Thunder *Cough*) but if they pull it off, they could live like kings- kings I tell you!
Excerpt: Few things draw more mixed reactions from gamers than the news of a remake in the works for a revered video game classic. Hopes run high for the chance to relive the memories of gaming bliss that have only grown stronger over the years, but there is also an equal amount of trepidation. Most gamers have been hardened to the idea of such remakes after countless disappointments that now litter video game bargain bins at gaming shops across the world.
Excerpt: In recent history, publishers and developers alike have become aware of this fundamental truth. As a means to cash in on brand recognition, classic titles have been often recycled. However, this is where the potential danger lies, as the primary goal should be to retain the unprecendented quality and integrity which attracted players to the original design.
Excerpt: Holy crap. I mean, holy freakin' crap. A remake of one of the most beloved classics in the annals of gaming not only manages to capture the fun that made the original so great, but it actually improves on it. Granted games back in the early 80's weren't exactly deep. Hell, most of them didn't even have real endings (a trend that sadly continues even to this day). What they lacked in things like plot and depth, they made up for in classic gaming fun.
Excerpt: Wouldn't it be amazing to live in the shoes of James Bond, just for one day? Face it, even though the guy's fictional, every red-blooded male on the face of the earth had wished being 007. Hell, I'd give one of my...err PS2 games just to shake his hand, but that's just me and my pitiful life. Aside from all the sex, you know that the first thing you'd do as Bond is take an Aston Martin or BMW out for a spin. But since none of us can be Mr.
Conclusion: If you were to slap a 007 license on this game, it would be one of the best James Bond games yet. As it stands, it's a solid reinterpretation of a video game classic that adds its own unique elements to the franchise without forsaking what made Spy Hunter what it was.